As someone who works with and has set up professional amplifiers at major amphitheaters for years, builds speakers, and measures speakers for fun, I know Rookie is getting screwed a good $15,000+ on that $20,000 amp. I have two speakers pushing 400w each (overkill) + two 18" subwoofers bridged at 1800W all off the same amplifier, which cost me $450. Frequency response and distortion figures showed minimal (if any) differences compared to the Emotiva XPA-5 and Krell Evolution 402e ($12,000). The biggest measured changes actually came from switching to Trinnov EQ/Remap modes via my receiver per each amp, not the amps in general. It also took close to 115db to see any differences... which if you haven't sat in a small room at 115db for long, is intolerable.
If you truly believe you can't get that performance or design from an amp built for $15,000 less, than go right ahead and purchase it. Who am I to tell anyone how to spend their money?
But honestly..i have a few friends having multi 10.000 worth of speaker rigs..and they do sound far far far far far far far far far better then my humble onkyo rig with humble quality tannoy speakers...
So i say..if u have the money and that expensive rig gives u a good feeling..buy it..no matter how stupid that investment will be..if we always would look at what value ur stuff would give u..every high end brand..no matter in what market..cars, bikes, weapons, watches, audio, instruments, fashion etc. Would go bankrupt and our lives would be less colorfull..
When i visit those friends i enjoy listening to their rigs..eventhough i do know its completely over the top having ur speakers being bi-amped by its own seperated monoblocks..connected by rca cables worth of a small second hand car..with lp player that looks like its alienmade and weights a ton..lolz....but i close my eyes and hear bliss..ofcourse i will never have the money to buy that stuff having a very expensive daughter of 11 and a fashion addict as a wife .
so unless my next job will be into 6 figures salary i wont be buying that...so realistic am i..so this is my dream amp... Even my watch is not that expensive
Edited by hifimanrookie - 1/1/14 at 12:54pm